Hold the Windows key + I to open the Settings app, and navigate to Systemthen Troubleshoot from the right side, as we have depicted below.
Once you are inside the Troubleshoot menu, tap on the Other trouble-shooters option in order to find more of them.
Scroll down to the Windows Updatetroubleshooter and click Run next to it.
When the troubleshooter has finished looking for faults, it will show you the specific bug that happened and how to remedy it. Make sure to follow the presented instructions step by step.
2. Check your PC drivers
Launch theSettingsapp, and go to the left panel to chooseWindows Update. Now click onAdvanced optionsfrom the right side.
Tap onOptional updatesunder theAdditional optionssection.
Now chooseDriver Updatesfrom the drop-down menu, and select all the boxes next to the updates shown to you. Finally tap on theDownload and installbutton. In my specific case, there are none left.
Although Windows is generally in charge of driver updates, if you are having trouble, you can manually search for updates and install them. However, we strongly advise you to use a specialist program such as DriverFix to do automatic driver scans and save up some time and potential errors.
3. Start in Clean Boot
Hold theWindowskey +Rand type or paste inmsconfigthen click onOK.
Next, head to theBoottab in order to check theSafe bootoption.
Navigate to the tab that says General and make sure that Selective startup radio button is checked and uncheck Load startup items.
Click on theServicetab and check the box Hide all Microsoft servicesthen tap onDisable all.
Under theStartuptab, click Open Task Managerand disable all the startup items.
To find out more about how to troubleshoot today’s error,take a look at our position on how to fix update error 0x80004005.
Alternatively, we have also prepared aguide on how to fix unspecified error 0x80004005in case the error pops up in other scenarios as well besides the update and activation cases.
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